Thursday, February 8, 2007

Heflin Presents Enviro-Lecture On 'Protecting The Bay,' February 12

Chestertown, MD, February 7, 2007 — Changing the bad into the good, and helping to save the Chesapeake: These are ideals to live by for anyone concerned about the region's environmental health. And they are ideals turned into reality by Lonnie Heflin, whose company, Bay Organics, is in the vanguard of eco-conscious industry. Join Heflin as he presents "Composting Agricultural By-products: Protecting the Bay on Both Sides of the Bridge" at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Monday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Hurlock, Maryland-based Bay Organics captures nutrients from agricultural byproducts of the Eastern Shore and converts them into environmentally friendly media for growing flowers, vegetable gardens and lawns. Hatchery waste, for example, is turned from an environmental negative into a positive—from offal to a turf enhancer. It's a recycling-process equivalent of being "an alchemist," said Heflin. "We can take materials that most people would prefer to not even know exist and convert them into value-added materials."

Heflin's talk is being presented by the Center for the Environment and Society. Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-778-7295.

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